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Official HMS Victory Build Diary - Issues 1 - 5 Options
Tomick
#1 Posted : 17 March 2010 14:42:15

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HMS Victory

Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, HMS Victory currently has a dual role as the flagship of the Second Sea Lord and as a living museum to the Georgian Navy. Her Majesty’s Ship Victory is the only surviving naval warship that represents the skill of naval dockyard shipwrights, ship designers and the industrial ability of Britain during the mid-18th Century.
More than this the Victory is equally a classic example of warship construction techniques used by all maritime powers of that period including Denmark, France, Holland and Spain, also the lesser naval powers of Russia, Naples, Sweden and Turkey.
Besides her historic role serving as Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory stands in the line of technical advances made between the 16th- Century Tudor warship Mary Rose, the Victorian-built iron warship Warrior of the mid 19th century and the steel built monitor M33 of the early 20th Century – all on display in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.
Simply just a manoeuvrable floating weapons platform, the Victory is likewise historically comparable with the modern naval warships of the 21st Century. On the 5th March 2012, custodianship of HMS Victory was transferred from the Ministry of Defence to the HMS Victory Preservation Trust, established as part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

HMS Victory continues to be a commissioned warship of the Royal Navy under her Commanding Officer and ship’s company and remains as the flagship of the Second Sea Lord until she is made the flagship of the First Sea Lord.

She is crewed by a mixture of Royal Navy sailors and staff from the National Museum of the Royal Navy, and is open to the public daily.

TV ad: http://www.youtube.com/w...edded&v=IZxVyelHHcU

The HMS Victory model:

Scale: 1:84
Height: 880mm
Length: 1250mm
Beam: 450mm

Features laser-cut plywood framework, plank-on-frame construction, stitched sail set, 4x ships boats, die-cast metal ornamentation, wooden masts & spars, assorted rigging threads, assorted armament, deck cut-away option & die-cast metal crew figures.

Available here: https://www.model-space....ld-the-hms-victory.html

A display stand is also available: https://www.model-space....-stand-hms-victory.html

HMS Victory is a must-have model for any period ship modeller. The assembly guide contains clear, step-by-step instructions, accompanied by detailed photos, to make building your model as easy as possible.

The official build diary follows the format of the instructions, and does not include any enhancement to the base build. You can of course build, enhance and finish the model how you so choose.

Note: The official build follows the painted 'Trafalgar' ship - with a copper painted hull, without sails and standing rigging. You have the option to add the sails/running rigging and a natural finish.

Issue 1

The first of the Bow Frame parts & the Bow Keel are supplied with issue 1, along with parts to assemble the first of the 12-Pounder guns.

I test-fitted then glued together (using PVA wood glue) the bow frames as shown in the instructions.

Note - The instructions photo showing the orientation of the gun carriage base is incorrect!
The carriage base should be positioned so that its narrow end is at the front of the carriage and wide end to the rear.
This information is further highlighted in the inset image of Issue 14 page 11, where a second gun kit is provided.


The gun carriage is assembled in accordance with the update, then painted the carriage yellow ochre, the gun barrel is painted satin black and the cap squares metallic black.
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Issue 2

The assembly of the frames is straight forward, but to improve adhesion, gently rub over the areas to be glued with abrasive paper, being careful not to round the edges or change the profile, ensure the frames are assembled on a flat surface and that when the glue is dry they are stored flat, you can test fit the frames onto the bulkhead keel, but at this stage do not glue either into place.

The anchor on the 1805 Victory had shape to its stock, and the ends were rounded to prevent damage to the hull copper sheathing, see the line drawing for this detail.

For Trafalgar the stock should be painted black, andthe thread to simulate metal banding can be replaced with a cartridge type paper painted black.

The mag notes that the anchor is secured with a 'Fisherman's Bend' knot, detail of which is provided in the magazine and also noted in this tutorial http://www.model-space.c...a-fishermans-bend-knot-(1)
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Issue 3

Gently sand the bulkhead frame edges to aid bonding but being careful not to change the profile shape, and ensure the frames are glued squarely into the bulkhead.

Set frame 15 aside for use later in the series, you should not glue the frame into the Keel.

Install the first Keel section so that it is in alignment with the bulkhead Keel, ensure both are level, and that the neither of the two braces encroach into the slots of frames 15/16 and that they sit level with the top of the keel frame, it's very important that both Keel sections align perfectly and that it sits at 9o degrees to the bulkhead frame.

The Carronade - before folding the U channel for the wheels, you should gently remove any edge nibs using a needle file, and the fixing point of the channel should be keyed with fine emery paper to aid bonding.

A 1mm drill bit is needed for the wire, and a 0.70mm bit for the nail & eyebolts.

For a little realism, scuff the running surfaces of the wheels to represent use/movement, the completion of the Carronade build is carried over into isue 4.

The Carronade was not classed as a gun and was not included in the calculation of a ship's rate, the gun was known as 'the smasher', its short barrel made for easier and faster working though was severely limited in its range.
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For further authenticity of the Carronade, you can cut a slide slot into the base as per the photo, and for Trafalgar the base is painted yellow ochre, with the exception of the forward mounting block.
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Issue 4

Gently sand the edges of the frame & bulkhead parts, being careful not to alter the profile shape.

Assemble frame #15, and when dry you can test fit into the Keel, but at this stage do not glue it into place.

Glue into place the bulkhead formers and support parts 7/7a, ensure the formers sit square to the bulkhead frame.

Complete the Carronade assembly, for 1805 Victory authenticity, the base of the Carronade can be painted yellow ochre and the brass pivot black.
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#7 Posted : 26 April 2010 09:25:35

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Issue 5

Gently sand the edges of the parts, being careful not to alter the profile shape.

Assemble frames #16 & #17 (panel #16 carried over from issue 4), when dry you can test fit into the Keel, though at this stage you should not glue either frame into the Keel, store all frames on a flat surface and set panel #18 aside for assembly at a later stage.

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